\u201cSecond place is first loser.\u201d You\u2019ve probably heard that before. The announcer at the Figure 8 echoed this statement just before the feature on Saturday. I also read it in my NASCAR magazine last week as a description of Dale Earnhardt\u2019s old school philosophy of racing. When someone thinks of \u201csecond place as first loser\u201d it changes how they compete. It makes them push harder, drive faster and never give-up because they want to be number one. Nothing else will do. Second place may be good enough for some, but it\u2019s still one away from success. The same is true spiritually. When we choose to follow God, He wants us to follow His Word. We aren\u2019t to compromise, give-up or settle for something less than the best life possible \u2013 a life that uses His Word as THE only Guide for life. Psalm 119 is all about God\u2019s Word. Verse 4 says, \u201cYou have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.\u201d And verse 9 says, \u201cHow can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your Word.\u201d Are you following God\u2019s Word for all of life or are you using only part and the rest following the world? Just like second place, the word \u2018world\u2019 is only one (letter) away from \u2018Word\u2019, but its many laps down from being a success.